Welcome to the website of Church of the Palms, a part of the United Methodist Church, where we believe a life connected to God, and a life connected to one another, is the most meaningful life there is!
Girl Scout Troop 176 completes busy Fall
What do Girl Scouts do? The Girl Scout program provides girls ages 5-17 with a wide variety of opportunities and activities that encourages the development of social, economical, environmental and leadership skill building qualities. Scouting teaches responsibility, and also promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. Girl Scouting begins with Daisies, then Brownies, followed by Juniors, then Cadets, Seniors and Ambassadors.
On September 22nd our troop held a Candlelight ceremony. This ceremony represents a Girl Scout's recommitment to Scouting.Read more...
The Brothers! will meet on December 18 at 8 a.m. to continue their study of 1 Corinthians at Chapter 15:12..
First Corinthians is one of the gems of Christian literature. It is one of the 7-9 books in the New Testament that most scholars agree was written by Apostle Paul.
When the people in Corinth received this letter, it probably made them angry. That is because this letter deals with problems in the Corinthian church and some of those same people were the source of the problems. This not unlike our situation today. As we study this book, we will discover their problems are still with us today - either as exact copies or in modern equivalents!Read more...
Brothers Too!, an early Saturday morning breakfast and Bible study with Pastor Pete, continues December 20 at 7:30 a.m. at the church building.
Never too late to join this study, the group will pick up the study of Luke at Luke 22:1
Meeting every other Saturday, this time of fellowship starts with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 8 a.m. followed by a Bible study until 8:30 a.m. Open to all men, this new opportunity is especially designed for those still working or with other obligations during the week.Read more...
On Sunday, December 21 and 28, come at 9:15 a.m. to Study B/C for some informal conversation over coffee with Pastor Pete.
On December 21 we'll start by discussing what we know about the Christmas birth story -- and anything else of interest to you!
Sunday, December 21
Follow the Star: Believe
This story, recorded by the writer of Luke's Gospel, is of Gabriel's announcement to Mary. It is story that is surrounded by the impossible. It is story that challenges us to believe! The writer has bracketed this hard to believe story with yet another one, that of Elizabeth. Her story is also one of impossibility - being pregnant long after all hope and human possibility had withered away.Read more...
Church of the Palms will usher in Christmas with worship on December 24 at 7 p.m.
A carol hymn-sing will start 30 minutes prior to the service. Come amidst the holy hush of this evening to hear the proclamation of the Word, share in the Sacrament of Holy Communion and experience the always moving candle lighting ceremony. Special music will help us anticipate the greatest of God's gifts - Emmanuel.Read more...
If you find yourself alone on Christmas Day, consider coming to the church building at noon to be part of a casual Christmas Day Potluck. Hosted by Pete, Kathy, and Kristen Berntson, we will combine what we can to form a community meal. The best part will be the opportunity to celebrate Christmas day with one another!
Sign up in the book in the Narthex if you know you are coming, so that we can make sure enough tables are set up. See Pete with any questions.
Follow the Star: Believe!
Carol Sing at 6:30 p.m.
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1425 Okatie Highway
Okatie SC 29909
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PO Box 2807
Bluffton SC 29910
A Stephen Ministry Congregation
God replaces your fear with faith,
Your pain with purpose
And your obstacles with opportunities.
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Your generosity and committement is very much appreciated.
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